About Us

The School of Life is devoted to developing emotional intelligence. We offer a variety of programmes and services concerned with how to live wisely and well.

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About The School of Life

We address such issues as how to find fulfilling work, how to master the art of relationships, how to understand one’s past, how to achieve calm and how better to understand, and where necessary change, the world.

Headquartered in London, The School of Life operates around the globe, delivering our services down a number of channels to suit your different needs. We offer classes and therapies in person. We also publish books, write articles, create films and make and sell a range of objects & tools that will assist you in the quest for a more fulfilled life. We also offer brand consultancy services and learning and development workshops for businesses.

The School of Life is a place to step back and think intelligently about central emotional concerns. You will never be cornered by dogma, but we will direct you towards a variety of ideas that will exercise, stimulate and expand your mind. You will meet other curious, sociable and open-minded people in an atmosphere of exploration and enjoyment.

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'I started The School of Life from a sense that schools forget to teach you so much of the stuff we need to get by in this world. Where is instruction in relationships, in the management of career, in the raising of children, in the pursuit of friendship, in the wise approach to anxiety and death. All this sort of stuff I craved to learn about when I was a student and down to this day. I wanted to make the school a one-stop shop for information about the area of life I call emotional intelligence. We have been going for several years now and we have done a lot. It’s the thing I’m proudest to have done in my life. We’re trying to bring order and coherence to a confusing part of everyone’s life.'

Alain de Botton – Writer and Founder of The School of Life

Find Us in London

Underground: Russell Square is a five-minute walk. King's Cross St Pancras and Euston are a 10-minute walk. 

Buses: 10, 30, 59, 68, 73, 91, 168, 188, 205, 390, 476

Parking: There is an NCP Car Park around 4 minutes walk from the School.

 

 

Concessions

We offer a 10% standard ticket price reduction on events under £60 for Students with valid ID, over-65's, un-waged and people with disabilities. To claim your discount please click here for the codes to use at checkout or please call us on 0207 8331010. Please note that we will check your ID for proof of eligibility upon arrival at the event.  

Partnerships

We are committed to supporting continued professional development, many of our work related classes have been CPD accredited. We are also proud to be part of the Knowledge Quarter, a partnership of organisations devoted to developing and sharing knowledge and ideas.

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